Archive | August, 2014

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ALBUM: Sparks – Imogen Heap

Words by Ed King – follow him @edking2210 / Pics courtesy of Purple PR Despite being paid up incarceration, one up side of long distance travel is time; the real life hiatus where you catch up on emails, actually read, or just throw exploding poultry at stubborn 2D structures. It’s an excusable respite. So with three […]

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BPREVIEW: SoundLounge Festival ’14 @ Town Hall & various venues, Fri 8th – Sun 10th Aug

Words by Ed King – follow him @EdKing2210 / Pics provided by Project SoundLounge Project SoundLounge kicks off its three day festival tonight (Fri 8th – Sun 10thAug), promoting free concerts on a series of stages in & around the Birmingham Town Hall. Starting with a four bill line up at the Town Hall, the first […]

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PREVIEW: YR Welcome, Birmingham @ Wagon & Horses, Sat 9th & Sun 10th Aug

“The name is semi sarcastic,” explains Chris Maher – one week before the YR Welcome, Birmingham festival comes to the Wagon & Horses in Digbeth. “You can obsess over something but in the end no one pays it much notice to it. I mean, Smashing Pumpkins – a terrible name for a band.” It’s a good […]

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RELEASE: Howlin’ EP – Broken Witt Rebels

Words by Ed King – follow him @EdKing2210 / Photo from www.sidavisphotography.co.uk  Out today, Monday 4th August, is the new Howlin’ EP from Broken Witt Rebels. Available for ‘worldwide digital download’, the five track Howlin’ EP can be bought from the usual online suspects, iTunes & Amazon, or by visiting the Broken Witt Rebels’ website – […]

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BPREVIEW: Louise Petit + Jayne Powell, Daniel Sweeney @ Ort Café, Sat 2nd Aug

Louise Petit returns to Ort Café* tonight, with support from Jayne Powell + Daniel Sweeney. Doors open at 8:30pm, admission is £5. Since the late 90’s, musical descriptions have generally been a teenage mugging of adjectives and nouns. But Louise Petit’s self declared ‘Folk tinged alt-Pop loveliness’ is as appropriate as you can get. The […]

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